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ELEMENTARY EDUCATION prepares you to teach diverse students with care and concern for each child. Our innovative enhanced approach prepares you to meet kids where they are and where they will be going.
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Our education programs prepare you to teach and motivate students with innovative techniques and the latest technology.

“There’s something different about MNU teachers,” is something we hear a lot about our graduates. We think it’s equal parts preparation and quality students! You’ll love opportunities like international student teaching, networking through Educators Rising, and dynamic field experiences prior to student teaching.

At MNU, we intentionally integrate faith into the classroom and it could not be more important than in a program like education where graduates impact young lives and our country's future.

Our students have access to the best teacher mentors in the field. Through our Clinical Mentoring Team (CMT)—a teaching excellence team—we provide cooperating teachers who have both amazing classroom expertise and coaching abilities.

While you’re here, you can join the Educators Rising program, for great networking opportunities as well as training and preparation for the job search. Based on your academic achievements, you can also participate in our chapters of the Gamma Chi and Pi Lambda Theta honor societies. And students of color interested in becoming teachers can be considered for our RISE program. Through RISE [Reach, Inspire, Support future Educators] talented students of color are introduced to prospective employers in the field of education for the purpose of clinical placements and mentorship.

  • We are accredited by CAEP
  • There is a separate application and admission process
  • Recent graduates scored a 93% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam
  • Our courses include bridge courses, allowing students to begin graduate level work in special education, technology, and English language learning (ELL)
  • As a graduate, you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher certification. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements.
Potential Careers
  • School Teacher
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Textbook & Technology Sales
  • Curriculum designer
  • Life Coach
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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School Teacher
Children’s Ministry
Life Coach
Curriculum designer
Textbook & Technology Sales

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Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
The MNU Teacher Education program stands out with exceptional teaching of skills in technology that transform classroom lessons, opportunities to practice teaching in several different demographics with many practicum experiences.
Professor of Teacher Education

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As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.